No. 3 Bulldogs Fall to No. 2 Harvard in Ivy League Clash of Titans

Thomas Dembinski. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Thomas Dembinski. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. —Friday the No. 3-ranked Yale men's squash team took a 6-3 loss to undefeated No. 2 Harvard in the Brady Squash Center. The Bulldogs were 13-1 (5-0 Ivy) going into the match. 

In one of the most consistent stories of the season for Yale, the freshman contingent in the Nos. 4 to 6 slots swept the Crimson to give the Bulldogs three points. Thomas Dembinski came up big in the No. 4 position with a 3-1 win over co-captain Gary Power. Kah Wah Cheong defeated his opponent at No. 5 in four games, as well, but it took Liam McClintock the full five to take down Bryan Koh at No. 6. 

Elsewhere in the lineup, senior Neil Martin put together two good sets against the nation's No. 3 player, Ali Farag, in the top position. Senior captain Eric Caine similarly fell to Tom Mullaney in straight sets, while junior Joseph Roberts took his opponent to four sets at No. 9. 

With the loss, the Bulldogs move to second in the Ivy League and see their hopes of an outright championship disappear. Yale will play its final match of the regular season at No. 12 Dartmouth on Sunday. That match is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity